Children in this classroom are typically eager to explore the world around them. As they grow more and more independent, they are typically enthusiastic about the preschool classroom and learning new things. Teachers continue to provide emotional support as the children begin to take controlled risks and problem solve within the classroom environment. The children are learning to share, take turns, listen, communicate verbally, and to negotiate within the classroom community as part of their continuing social development. The Dinosaur class encourages the natural curiosity that is within each and every child by providing choices within the classroom setting that challenge and inspire the children. The room is arranged in learning centers that emphasize the development of fine and gross motor skills, creativity, pre-reading skills, number concepts, art exploration, social awareness and a variety of other concepts throughout the year to provide a strong early childhood education. The Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum is developed weekly to meet the needs of the individuals within the group as well as provide appropriate challenges as necessary. We strive to provide a loving and supportive environment that reinforces the ideology that learning is fun and exciting.